19-02-2020 01:34 - edited 19-02-2020 01:35
Last Saturday I adopted a cat because
- I saw a post from Cat Friends of Hyndburn
- I was really touched by his sorry story
- I was wanting a cat and he wanted his own home
- I've decided that I'm unlikely to go back to Thailand so wouldn't have to leave him without a home again
This is the original story I came across :
😻 ADOPTION IN PROGRESS 😻
🧡 Chester - the forgotten cat 🧡
Wouldn’t you think that after being on the streets for so long, - neglected and with every day a struggle to survive - Chester would have completely lost faith in humans?
Not so. It’s amazing how stoic, resilient and forgiving our beautiful furry friends are. Here is Chester after a week in foster care. He’s possibly the most affectionate, loving and gentle cat we’ve ever had the privilege of caring for.
On Thursday, Chester had all his fur taken off at the vets, apart from his face and legs (the only bits of him not matted). He had his first vaccination, had his gungey ears cleaned out and was microchipped to Cat Friends of Hyndburn. Last week he was also flea and worm treated. The full works 😻
We did buy him a jumper to keep his skinny little body warm but, in true independent cat style, he managed to wriggle his booty out of it on the first night 😻
Chester was probably resigned to living the life of a street cat but thanks to every one of you who donated to his care, we were able to help out the rescue that found him by taking him in and funding his treatment.
We will let you into a secret. Just like all the other rescues who were probably approached to take Chester in, Cat Friends didn’t have any spare funds either. We simply knew that our loyal, caring Cat Friends would come to the rescue and, if not, we would work that bit harder to make sure we could rescue him ♥️♥️
Chester would like to thank you all from the very bottom of his furry ginger boots for giving him the chance of a new life, where he will be loved and treasured for the rest of his days ♥️♥️
Oh, did we forget to mention? Chester’s homecheck has been passed today ♥️❤️♥️❤️♥️❤️♥️❤️♥️❤️♥️❤️
on 19-02-2020 07:31
Sorry to hear about the prospects of returning to Thailand @jonsie.
Hope that you and Chester have a great time together. Just watch out he doesn't follow you to the pub!
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on 19-02-2020 08:05
A lovely touching story.
thank you @jonsie for not only taking in Chester but for creating this thread and sharing the photos and news of this wonderful cat.
I truly hope you and Chester share many happy times together.
19-02-2020 08:21 - edited 19-02-2020 08:22
A wonderful story about Chester 'the forgotten cat' @jonsie
When you first told me you were getting him I was delighted for you and him.. I know you have always been a dog lover, but a dog would probably prove too difficult as they need walking.
Cats usually do their own thing. What's great about this is, Chester wandered the streets for 2 years, unwanted and with no-one to love or feed him.....then after rescue you decided to take him.
The fact he sits on your lap and the side of your chair shows how much he loves you already.
I am so happy for you both. Heartwarming doesn't come close
on 19-02-2020 09:20
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